Literature and Culture

Casa Italiana offers also classes to enrich the knowledge of the Italian culture and literature. 

Each semester there is a new, fascinating course! From Italian movie classics to literary classics, to the study of characters that have made Italy what it is today, Casa Italiana's teachers will show you another side of the "Bel Paese".

IL TRENO DEI BAMBINI
by Viola Ardone

When friends ask me what I would like them to bring me from Italy, I always tell them to bring me a book – something new and exciting! One of the books I received this Christmas was “Il Treno dei Bambini” by Viola Ardone. Critics called it a publishing success and sensation. The action takes place between Naples and Northern Italy. The book is both happy and sad and sensational and interesting as well. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. We will have syntax exercises and comments on the book.

Tuition: $ 350 (10 weeks)

Sun. 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Liliana Lanzano

Starts:  April 19 – June 21

IL NOME DELLA ROSA 
by Umberto Eco - Part 1

The Name of the rose is a historical novel that takes place in 1327 in a Benedictine
Abbey where there are suspicions of heresy. When friar William starts investigating, suddenly seven deaths occur.
He must decipher secret symbols and coded manuscripts in the labyrinth of the Abbey where the most interesting things happen at night. Students discuss the book in class and present research on the background of the Piedmont region.

Tuition: $ 350 (12 weeks)

 

Sec. Sun. 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Marisa Darvish

Starts:  April 19 – July 05

LE OTTO MONTAGNE
by Paolo Cognetti
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020

The focus of this course will be on the contemporary, award-winning novel Le Otto Montagne by Paolo Cognetti. This intermediate course will be conducted in Italian. Students will present sections of the book and lead discussions about the text. They will also write on topics related to the novel and read from their writings. Selected grammar topics will be focused on across the semester.

Tuition: $ 350 (12 weeks)

Wed. 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Ceil Lucas

Starts:  SEPTEMBER 2020

IL NOME DELLA ROSA by Umberto Eco
Part 2

The Name of the rose is a historical novel that takes place in 1327 in a BenedictineAbbey where there are suspicions of heresy. When friar William starts investigating, suddenly seven deaths occur.He must decipher secret symbols and coded manuscripts in the labyrinth of the Abbey where the most interesting things happen at night. Students discuss the book in class and present research on the background of the Piedmont region.

 

Tuition: $ 350 (12 weeks)

Tue. 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Marisa Darvish

Starts: April 14 – June 30

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Washington DC 20001-2703

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Washington DC 20006-4705

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Hours of operation:

Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 12.30 pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. is an IRC 501(c)(3) public charity as designated by the Internal Revenue Service.   All donations to Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  For additional information, please contact Treasurer, Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. 595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001.